Château Lalande Borie 2017 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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89.5 sur 100 based on 6 Average rating of the Experts

Experts Reviews

88-90/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
16/20
Score de la RVF
RVF
90/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
16.5/20
Score du Figaro
Le Figaro Vin
91-92/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
16/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

Bruno Borie mentioned that there was a little frost on the western part of Saint-Julien here. A blend of 66% Merlot and 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium garnet-purple colored 2017 Lalande-Borie has a beautiful nose of red roses, dusty soil and powdered cinnamon with a core of red currants, black cherries and kirsch plus a touch of warm plums. The palate is medium-bodied with a chewy frame and lively backbone supporting the muscular fruit, finishing savory and with great persistence. To be aged for 12 months in barrel, in one-third new oak.
88-90
points on 100
Sleek, with loganberry and red currant coulis flavors racing through, lined with mouthwatering savory, apple wood and iron notes on the finish. Leans toward the minerally side. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2021 through 2029. 5,833 cases made.
90
points on 100
A firm and tight center palate with dark berry, currant, and mint character. Full body, layered and flavorful. Shows a solid mid-palate.
91-92
points on 100
Deep crimson. Lifted cherry fruit overlaid with oak sweetness. Juicy fruit with just a slight bitterness as if the extraction was slightly hard, but nice fruit in the middle. Really juicy on the finish and the tannins are fine and add to the length. Good freshness.
16
points on 20
2017 est un Saint-Julien très charmeur, digeste et fin. Il séduit par la franchise de son fruit.
16
points on 100
Juteux, fruité, séveux, juteux, gourmand, fruité, zan, tannins souples, belle longueur.
16.5
points on 20

Description

Château Lalande Borieis a vineyard extending over 35 hectares, located in Saint-Julien, which sharesboth, the ultra modern cellar and the same talented teams than ChâteauDucru-Beaucaillou (owned by the Borie family).


History of the family

The ChâteauLalande-Borie was created in 1970 by Jean-Eugène Borie following theacquisition of Château Lalande from a Cru-Classé appellation. Thus the ChâteauLalande took its current name from Château Lalande-Borie (they added the familyname). Originally, the vineyard was about twenty hectares, but the Borie familymade many small acquisitions over time (Château Terrey Gros-Caillou, DomaineCastaing…). The vineyard is now the size of 35 hectares. The ancient cellarsare kept, but are not used, because the Château uses the exceptional toolsavailable at Château Ducru-Beaucaillou.


 

Produced as anyother first growth, this wine has its own terroir that has grown in recentyears due to purchases of vineyards which were often located in the heart of theclassified growth.


Technicalaspect

The harvest is 100%manual. The sorting is carried out on mobile tables to prevent the good bays tostay in contact with the bad ones during the transportation to the vat room.
The alcoholicfermentations are conducted at a relatively low temperature (between 26°C and28°C) to optimize the fruity taste in the wine. The pumping over is moderate toavoid excessive tannic extractions and to obtain pleasant roundness in themouth. The malolactic fermentation of both the drop wine and the press wine(pneumatic pressings) and carried out in vats in order to optimize the controlover the process.


The wine is racked inBordeaux barrels (225l, French oak) as soon as the wines are blended, using 20to 30% of new wood according to the vintages. The lots that are not selectedfor this vintage will then be sold in bulk to the Bordeaux traders under thecontrolled appellation Saint-Julien. The bottling is done with great care, interms of both the oenological contrils and the homogenization of the overalllot. The 5 cork manufacturers who supply the property are bound by a preciseand demanding quality charter. Everything down to vinification, aging,bottling, everything is done in the exceptional cellars of Ducru-Beaucaillou. 

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
    Saint-Julien
  • Superficy
    35 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    30 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    30% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2022 and 2034
  • Wine apogee
    2028
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Saint-Julien is made with a vineyard that has an area of 35 hectares by Château Ducru-Beaucaillou. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 16 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 30% of new barrels.

Saint-Julien

The A.O.C Saint-Julien (968 hectares) was formalized in 1936. Located between Pauillac and Margaux both geographically and in style, it is one of the smallest Medoc appellation but the most consistent in quality. 18 active producers including 11 Classified Growths.
The appellation extends over 4.8 kilometers long by 3.2 kilometers wide and offers wines whose tannins have an incomparable finesse. What characterizes Saint-Julien is the terroir and the micro-climate. The terroir is a subtle blend between the contributions of stony alluvium from the Garonne and those from the Dordogne. The contributions therefore from the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. You should know that this agglomeration of rocks slowly broken then spread over the millennia is an exceptional case.